Poached!

Well, not quite, but I was approached this afternoon by a guy down our road who asked if I was still playing darts. He’s short of lady players for the Summer and having heard that our team has 6, maybe seven when we only need four, asked if I’d consider playing for them. You may recall last Summer I, and a couple of the other ladies on our team, lost heart. There was a lot of tension and what appeared to be favouritism, a few fines that shouldn’t have happened, and some results were subsequently forfeit.
I was asked before the Winter ladies league started if I’d be captain for the summer team, but I said I was thinking of not playing this time, though if they were really struggling  for a team, they could give me a ring and I’d step in if I wasn’t doing anything else.

It’s rather nice to be asked by another team to play though, but I have a loyalty to my present team, not just for the game, but for all their support last year and now. Sadly our captain for the past two years passed away at Christmas, so two of the other guys are going to share the ‘Hat’ this year.
Besides, with it being suggested pubs will be closing in the near future and social gatherings limited if not cancelled altogether to try and contain the Coronavirus, there may not be a summer league after all.

It’s our final away game tonight, and the last game at home next week. Then there is the Blind Pairs and Charity Cup matches, followed by Presentation Night at the end of the month. I don’t know how the girls feel about those, so I’ll find out tonight.
Whilst we do not appear to have any cases around us, we are not burying our heads in the sand and are still being cautious. Obviously when the holiday season really starts after Easter, it could be a whole new ball game, and both of us are a higher risk as we are in the wrong age bracket with underlying health issues. We won’t be wanting to go out and mix with strangers or visit places that are likely to be packed, so will be keeping a low profile.

Hubby has managed to arrange a telephone consultation for his appointment with the dietician tomorrow at the designated time, so that’s a relief not having to travel to one of the hospitals 35 miles away.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Poached!

  1. Here is a post I wrote recently about Coronavirus I hope it might put the situation into perspective for you! https://thediaryofacountrybumpkin.com/2020/03/06/coronavirus-were-all-doomed/

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Well get you head hunted. Well done hubby have a telephone appointment seems very clever to me 💜

  3. Sadje says:

    It’s a good idea to put planning for future activities on hold for a while till this settles down.

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